WWE had to move to a closed set with zero fans due to the current world situation. This change meant zero live fans at WWE television tapings. That changes things in ways some fans might not consider.
While appearing on WWE The Bump’s Instagram show, Xavier Woods explained why wresting in front of zero fans actually hurts more for WWE Superstars.
Fans cheer loud and provide their own energy throughout an event. That energy causes a rush of adrenaline for WWE Superstars and it is certainly heightened during a big match situation.
Woods explained that due to no crowd being there, their energy isn’t felt. The deafening noise of their cheers is absent so the adrenaline isn’t there like it usually is. Xavier Woods explained that Superstars feel every bit of pain when there’s no crowd due to simply not being as excited in the moment.
We can’t wait until events can have live fans once again. It might be a long wait, but hopefully, things will get easier for both the fans and Superstars as we all get through this difficult time together.